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“Forgive… as we forgive”

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” (C.S. Lewis) And so Jesus taught his disciples to pray: “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” (Luke 11:4) … Continue reading

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“Our Bread for Today”

It seems odd, at first glance, to have such a specific prayer for provision in the midst of those high-sounding phrases in the Lord’s Prayer. The God of Heaven, the eternal Father of all, whose very name is holy, and … Continue reading

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The church will grow…

…if it is  outward-looking. The more occasions for church folk to meet non-church the better. There’s no point in hiding within the church’s walls expecting people to come in. Invite them – or even better, go out. …if it is … Continue reading

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The Rescuer

“Now, this is what the Lord says, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the … Continue reading

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Change begins at the end of your Comfort Zone

Apparently, the times of greatest stress are those times when you undergo change. A bereavement creates a change in the family’s norm. A house-move creates not just a geographical shift, but an inner sense of upheaval that takes a while … Continue reading

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“Take your ordinary, everyday life…”

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” (Colossians 3:23) According to this verse, there are only two ways of approaching the stuff you have to do today.  You … Continue reading

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Dream Big. Make it happen

“As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” (Gen 9:7) God’s intent is that we abound. It’s the promised return upon our obedience in Deuteronomy 28: “if you faithfully obey the voice … Continue reading

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